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Poland’s Cooper competes in Voice knockout round

Four artists who were saved during the Battle Rounds competed in a Four-Way Knockout Tuesday night on The Voice, including Julia Cooper from Poland. Cooper went head-to-head with Taryn Papa, Larriah Jackson, and Ryan Gallagher. Cooper sang "Wish You Were Gay" by Billie Eillish. Papa ...

Wed. 9:07 a.m.: US jobless claims rise to 778,000 as pandemic worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. The Labor Department's report this morning said jobless ...

Wed. 8:38 a.m.: Global stocks edge lower after Dow crests 30,000

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly edged back today after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time as investors cheered news of progress on the development of coronavirus vaccines. The Dow appeared set to edge back from its record high on the open, with ...

Wed. 8:36 a.m.: Global push to end domestic violence, worse amid COVID-19

PARIS (AP) — With domestic violence on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic, activists are holding protests today from France to Turkey and world dignitaries are trying to find ways to protect millions of women killed or abused every year by their partners. The pope called for global ...

Health advisory asks people to stay home, but lacks enforcement

WARREN - A health advisory approved Tuesday by the Trumbull County Board of Health is asking people to stay home except in essential situations. The advisory, issued this afternoon in response to rising COVID-19 cases locally, asks employers to allow work from home whenever possible, beginning ...

Trumbull Health Commissioner wants students to stay home

WARREN - In addition to an advisory asking people to stay home except to get supplies, care or go to essential jobs, Trumbull County's health commissioner is asking schools in Trumbull County to go remote and put all sports on hold. Several schools in the county already have gone to remote ...

Trumbull County schools going remote through end of year; athletics suspended

Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, Trumbull County's public school districts will shift to remote learning through at least Jan. 3, 2021. The move is being done in accordance with recommendations from the Trumbull County Board of Health as key indicators in the county continue to rise above levels ...

Hubbard man guilty of assault

WARREN - A Hubbard man pleaded guilty this morning to an amended indictment linked to the Sept. 22 assault on a Hubbard police officer. David A. Seiple, 63, of 504 Grace St., Hubbard, appeared before Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Logan who ordered a background investigation for the ...

Biden certified as winner of Pennsylvania presidential vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was certified this morning as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that ...

Tue. 9:37 a.m.: Biden set to formally introduce his national security team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is set to formally introduce his national security team to the nation this afternoon, building out a team of Obama administration alumni that signals his shift away from the Trump administration's "America First" policies and a return to U.S. ...

Tue. 9:08 a.m.: For holiday travel, England uses tests to reduce quarantines

LONDON (AP) — In a boost to holiday travel that will be cheered by families and businesses, the British government has laid out a plan to reduce England's 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from destinations not deemed safe to as little as five days if they test negative for ...

Tue. 8:53 a.m.: Thanksgiving could be make-or-break in US virus response

In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. "No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home" said Chestnut, 60, of Shippensburg. ...

Tue. 8:48 a.m.: NYC’s first African American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City's first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93. Dinkins died Monday, the New York City Police ...

Mercy Health to indefinitely suspend some elective procedures

Mercy Health-Youngstown will indefinitely suspend elective procedures that require an overnight hospital stay starting Thursday. The decision, announced Monday by the healthcare provider, was made after "careful assessment and deliberation" as the viral pandemic continues to surge "to ...

State approves release of more CARES Act funding

The state Controlling Board today approved further aid in Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to figures announced by Ohio Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, the Controlling Board approved use of federal CARES Act funds for ...

Doctors warn hospitals becoming stressed

Hospitals in Ohio are seeing so many patients with COVID-19 that need to be admitted, that they are transferring patients between hospitals and hospital systems to keep up, doctors said during a rare Monday coronavirus briefing hosted by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. Hospital admissions rose from ...

Mon. 10:35 a.m.: Stocks open higher on Wall Street on latest vaccine hopes

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in morning trading today after investors received several pieces of encouraging news on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, tempering concerns over rising virus cases and business restrictions. The benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.1 percent, led by ...

Mon. 10:22 a.m.: US tells GM to recall nearly 6M trucks with Takata inflators

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The decision announced this morning by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an ...